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Jan 2, 2014 2:00am EST
black caucus of state legislators examine civil rights issues. then a review of the top political stories to watch in 2014. later, a discussion on the history of u.s. presidential powers. >> up next, a discussion on civil rights issues, including voter i.d. laws, gun violence prevention, mass incarceration, and charter schools. this is part of the national black caucus of state legislators annual conference. it is moderated by roland martin. are we doing?right, how i wanted to thank all of you for being here. we are expecting to have some engaging conversation. state officials are here, we might as well get dressed, put a tie on. doug looked at this and said -- this must be a working session, so he said no tie. i was going to take mine off in a minute to make everyone feel more comfortable, since he is so underdressed. doug forgot that this is a conference of black people and we dress up. >> i should have known better. >> for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, for the after party. the after after party. and then just going to bed. see so many of you taping this. we know that folks
Jan 4, 2014 2:35pm EST
the civil rights movement? >> she is a southern white woman who risked it all. her family disowned her. her story taught me about persevering through difficult situations. i was interested in the broader story and i was able to weave that into the broader story. cephal >> what what inspired you to get involved into the civil rights movement >> going to sunday school and singing about jesus loving the little children and all of the colors and memorizing the bible versus of doing what you want others to treat you. and we had to memorize the whole declaration of independence. i thought i could seize the moment when i had the chance to make the south the best. >> how would were you when you participated in the sit-in? >> 18. college freshman. >> did you just walk in and sit down or did you have to be trained? >> they had a group from durham were coming to next meeting and explaining what it was about. they did and invited us join them and a few of us did. >> how many did you participate in? >> arrested twice in durham. joined the howard group across the river in arlington. i was not sitting in
Jan 1, 2014 9:20am EST
to the playground. and i knew at that moment when i saw the photograph in the context of all the iconic civil rights paraphernalia at the king center that this is a story that needed to be told and hadn't been really amplified. so i decided at that moment to go home and start interviewing my friend joan mulholland and find out more about it. >> so did you recognize her in the picture when you first saw it or had she already talked to you about this experience of sit-ins? >> i recognized her in the photo because her children would pull the photo out on occasion and say, my mom is in a famous photograph. i really didn't understand how significant that photo was until i saw it in context at the king center. >> and, what had you, what did you learn from her about the civil rights movement that you hadn't known before? >> well, what's interesting about joan's story is that she's a southern white woman who really risked it all to, you know, her family disowned her. for her involvement in the civil rights movement. i, she taught me so much and her story taught me so much about courage and about perseveranc
Dec 31, 2013 2:20pm EST
was a playground director and i knew at that moment in the context of all of the iconic civil rights paraphernalia at the king center this is a story that needed to be told so i decided at that moment to go home and start interviewing my friend and find out about. >> did you recognize her in the picture and had she already talked about this experience and sit in? >> i recognized her in the photograph because the children had a total out on occasion and said my mother is a famous photograph, so why didn't really understand how significant that photograph was until i saw the context. >> and what did you learn about the civil rights movement that you hadn't known before? >> what is interesting about this story is that she is a southern white woman who came to see her family and for her involvement in the civil rights movement. she told me so much of her story and about courage and about perseverance. and through her i got really interested in the entire story in the movement and so the broad story including [inaudible] >> can you tell me what inspired you to get involved in the movement in 1963? >> g
Jan 1, 2014 10:00am EST
three, daughters segregationists share their memories of the civil rights era. [rushing water] >> we are in the gallery of the light catcher building up the hatcom is --m -- whatcom these em. the purpose of the exposition is to highlight the heritage of the frozen frontiers. the alpine region, arctic, and antarctic. this is the photograph of the 2008,and ice, dating from and it is exhibited side-by-side with a photograph by camille , also of east greenland. it is from her last iceberg series of 2006. many people understand the importance of ice for the planet , the reflective qualities that help to regulate the climate, but many people are unaware that there is a collective consciousness and western culture about these regions. so, it is important within the context of climate change to let people know that these regions are fundamental to our identity. >> more from the watkins museum this weekend, as book tv and american history tv look at the literary life in washington, saturday at noon and sunday at five. >> the national black caucus of state legislators recently held its annua
Jan 1, 2014 3:10pm EST
is a look at our schedule for this new year's afternoon. next, a look at civil rights issues from the annual conference of black legislators, followed by the history of the with of u.s. presidents, changes in power of democratically elected leaders around the world. tonight at 7:00 we continue our encore presentation with craig hiserbrook, who discusses new book, the king of sports, the impact of football on america. here is a preview. most politicians are only interested in combustion without power and campaign donations for themselves. business executives seem greedy and even antisocial, here to destroy jobs in return for larger bonus. elections have become contemptuous of average people. no part of society is losing faster than faith institutions. what brought that on? >> that is in the section where i have a chapter that i ask about the evidence that i have seen of this in the book. there i am talking about coaches, who have become revered figures in american life. i think the coaches have become substitute father figures for a lot of american society. we do not believe in politicians an
Jan 4, 2014 5:00pm EST
of white support in the south over the issue of civil rights, but vennly, the nation seemed -- generally, the nation seemed stalled. kennedy had not won even 50% of the popular vote in 1960 and was sure he would lose the entire south in 1964, a region he had carried in 1960. and he worried many other states were at risk as well. look magazine was just one of many publications that ran articles in the fall of 1963 that explained kennedy could lose his re-election bid. kennedy's entire legislative package in congress -- not just civil rights legislation, but also proposals for tax cuts, health insurance for the elderly, federal funding for education, foreign aid and just routine appropriations -- were stalled and going nowhere. in words that will seem too familiar today, the columnist walter litman worried that congressional dysfunction in 1963 seemed a grave danger to the republic. and kennedy had no immediate plans for breaking through that impasse. so much of what we recall as the kennedy legacy, especially the civil rights act of 1964, the tax cuts some credit with the economic boom of
Jan 2, 2014 12:00am EST
term. it was considered going to slow in civil rights. he had dealings with seven committee chairmen who were holding up civil-rights. the 57 bill was a very weak bill. no wonder if you could talk about from mississippi, walter george, richard russell, and the difference making between his brother who served a short time in the senate and john kennedy, when bobby kennedy was on the judiciary committee, jim eastland had written a book, to seek a newer world. and bobby kennedy had written a book, to seek a newer world. said it is not too late. tell me, how was he on civil rights to rescue was criticized for not moving when he was president of civil-rights by virtue of the fact that he would lose the support of the south in 1964 and the seven committee chairmen. did he build up any relationships, personally with them where he could move these bills based upon his tenure in the senate with the same people? >> i think the short answer is that kennedy, if he felt like he was on the fence on civil rights in the senate. he thought it was an impossible issue politically because he was trying
Jan 3, 2014 6:30am EST
of education i believe also is a civil rights agenda. here's something that's interesting. when we talk about what happens with education, if you look at the numbers of those who are failed, they are largely black and to spend. in terms of the numbers, look at schools, where they are located. yet those parents are saying i'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of these failing schools. yet when you have folks who come in and begin to say okay, you were on steve perry last night, one of the folks at the when it comes to education reform, when he's talking about charter schools, which are public schools, when you begin to talk about vouchers, when you begin to talk about online, i'll give you an example that to me is problematic. indelibly, i won't name the legislator, but it was a group of folks, they had an online charter school. this legislator opposed it. came on my radio show in chicago and i said question, have you talked to any of the parents of the kids to go to the online charter school? no. have you talked to any of the kids at these schools? no. why are you opposing it? because i
Jan 1, 2014 5:45am EST
a civil rights bill in 57. they're working and another in 1960, and he is talking about all the work he was doing. i had to up fight filibuster's and quorum call after a quarrel, for coracle. some people or not your answering quorum call, but i was. a clear reference to kennedy. kennedy comes up and says, want to say, you know, lyndon johnson as a great job answering quorum calls. if you need someone to answer quorum calls, user guide. but that is not what a president does. he said, i think he is a great leader and he should stay as the senate democratic leader, said a majority leader. and so in a certain way and a kabuki way he sort of turns johnson's experience and across the toss against him and it became almost a liability as opposed to an asset. and i think also, i think kennedy in a related way was very, very clear on the perils of being considered as an insider and saw that americans deny typically alexa insiders as president. your so he sort of went the other way and said, no, that is not really all i am. and a different kind of senator. and he used that as a political asset rat
Dec 31, 2013 1:20pm EST
of the civil rights movement that nobody coveredded. >> host: as an african-american reporter in the '40s, '50s, '6s, what was that like? -- '60s, what was that like? >> guest: rough. i first realized it when i joined "the washington post." not only did i have problems within the building, but outside. people just weren't ready for that. i don't know that they're ready now. >> host: why do you say that? why to you say that? -- do you say that? >> guest: because we still have problems with race in the america. it's still -- [inaudible] and i have always been a pioneer in race relations. and i'm probably one of the first to marry a white woman. and that is a story in itself -- [inaudible] and it's been very enlightening to me to be able to do this. and have respect for all people. >> host: the book is called "shocking the conscience." the author, simeon booker. here's the cover, this is booktv on c-span2. >> a few weeks left in the 2013, many publications are putting out their year-end lists of notable books. these titles were included in npr's guide to 2013's great reads. in "lawrence in arabia,
Dec 29, 2013 10:45pm EST
but as time went on, he noticed that this tremendous ferment was going on called the civil rights movement, and by 1963 the year that he was killed, he had been braced the civil rights movement and so that is one example he did listen and learn and paid attention to the news media and one point that registered with me is he was a hero in world war ii in the pacific and admired physical bravery and by paying attention to what was going on, and by the way, presidents for years now have not paid a lot of attention and that is for a whole nother talk but kennedy did pay attention and solve the protesters being arrested and police dogs and fire hoses and that really resonated with him and so you remember this was the year of the march on washington that the increased the movement and so he listened and learned and was on the right side of history. he also listened and learned on foreign policy. they had the decisions one was how to deal with the bay of pigs invasion and 51. second was how to deal with the missile crisis in 1962. the difference between night and day that went very badly. the sup
Jan 2, 2014 8:00am PST
michael bloomberg. we'll have more from de blasio's inauguration after headlines. the civil rights attorney lynne stewart has returned home after a judge approved their release. she served almost four years of a 10 year sentence for distributing press releases on analf of her client, egyptian cleric. she arrived to a group of cheering supporters wednesday. we will have our national broadcast exclusive later in the show. colorado has enacted a law allowing recreational sales of marijuana following approval by voters in late 2012. the world's first state-licensed marijuana retail stores opened their doors on wednesday to long lines of customers. the first person to make a purchase was sean azzariti, an iraq war veteran suffering from ptsd. azzariti spoke to reporters, along with marijuana advocate betty aldworth. >> i can use recreational to relieve my it is a stepping stone to help other veterans as well. over $1 million in sales, and across the nation, it will create $2.3 billion of economic activity. >> possession and private use of marijuana has been legal in colorado ove
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 12:30pm EST
problem for not only civil rights and civil little bit but for national security as well. >> mike, i want to get you in this conversation. what is currently the definition of suspicious activity? >> well it's actually suspicious behavior. and it doesn't have to do with what a person appears to be, what their religious affiliation is, their ethnicity, whatever their profile of who they are as a human being, it is the actions that are occurring. the nationwide suspicious activity reporting period, nsi, is the program being operated with dhs and in cooperation with other agencies and with state and local input of what are those activities, that are -- or behaviors i should say that have previously been seen to be engaged in other terrorist plots. and those are defined in the nsi, they're pushed out there for local law enforcement to understand. and training local law enforcement through our terrorism liaison officers programs is an education for civil rights and civil liberties because some of these activities are protected activities. >> jim i'll go to you. some of the suspicious activities
Dec 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
, it's been an extraordinary year for social justice and civil rights. i'd like to take a moment now to highlight the social justice issues that dominated 2013. so which of these stories took center stage for you this year? michael steele? >> you know, it really kind of goes back to what jimmy started the conversation about the march on washington, the civil rights decisions. and for me it was the supreme court civil rights decision. becau on voting rights. because it really shook the country's attention. yes, we've come far but we still have some ways to go. of all the things you were involved in and many on this panel were involved in over the course of the year, that underlies everything that we're about as a nation. if our voting rights aren't in place, if our civil liberties aren't protected in a meaningful way. so that to me was a very profound moment for the country. >> joy? >> i always enjoy any opportunity i have to agree with my friend chairman steele. and i agree. the voting rights was the social justice of the year. for the conservatives on the court including scalia and
the fight for civil rights for the very beginning and human rights. look, we had our war, revolutionary war. we have the right over our own destiny. we've had various movements in terms of abolition, slavery, about voting rights of people for women, for others, and civil rights in the 196 # 0s. i think he remits the rights of the people, the poorest among us who work for a living, and deserve a measure of human dignity any. >> richard, let's see other exicts. >> sounds good. everything we are seeing available online? >> yes, it is. and with a we're doing now is trying to actually double down on the earths by making it so, r on display. we are trying do 3 3-d imaging. smith san. hea work but i think we'll be but marvelous for teachers across the country to bring theteachs c treasures of the smithsonian of american history. >> well, this is the -- this is the greensboro lunch counter from north carolina. which four students sat down on february 1st, 1960, and they sat down to sit down for their rights. they wanted to be served. the counter we have is just a section of it. it's an eight foot s
Dec 31, 2013 4:00am EST
. daughters of the civil rights movement share memories at 8:30. womene from politico's rule series. a discussion with nancy pelosi and her alec -- and her daughter alexandra pelosi. it is 30 minutes. morning, everyone. i am lowest from politico. we are delighted to be joined by house democratic leader nancy pelosi and her daughter alexandra. an award-winning documentary maker. [applause] we are hoping to have a conversation this morning on what you learn from each other, how advice goes both ways. i sort of want to know what it was like growing up in nancy pelosi's home. alexandra, i will start with you on that note. your mom is an advocate for woman. she has been in congress and before. she wrote a book on it. she has said, in her book, "for our daughters and our granddaughters, the sky is the limit." is that the message you had growing up or to that, later? later?r did that come >> i have to set a picture of what it was like. she was not working until i went off to college. she went to congress when i was a senior in high school. let's put it this way. >> you answer, then i will
Jan 3, 2014 8:00am PST
on time. after that, we filed a complaint with the office were civil rights at the federal department of education, alleging that rachel's title ix) violated. >> explained title ix. if anyone knows what it is, they think of it related to girls sports. >> title ix has been on the books for 40 years and prohibits determination based on gender, education, plus k-12 as you -- as well as universities. when we are talking about sex discrimination commit applies to schools sports but also applies to sexual violence and harassment in schools. schools have a duty when they know about or should know about sexual violence occurring to prevent it, to address it, and to actually help protect students so that she can learn in a safe environment. >> as you listen to rachel story, talk about what went wrong all along the way after the actual alleged rape that rachel was talking about took lace. >> here there were a series of serious mistakes that were made both by the school and we also think by law enforcement. as rachel recounted when she first reported the violence right after the incident, to the
Dec 31, 2013 10:00am EST
's american history tv, towers of civil rights -- daughters of civil rights leaders and a segregationist share their memories of the civil rights era at 8:30. >> eric, you and blackwater took a lot of heat over those years for the number of government contracts that you received, some of them being no-bid be contracts. what do you say to those who would question how blackwater went about getting some of those big contracts? >> you know, starting with -- well, trawl, it's inaccurate -- first of all, it's inaccurate that a lot of them were no-bid. in terms of total revenue, 95-97% of our revenue in the whole company was competitively bid. so in some cases the government comes to you so urgently to say we need you to do this right now, i need 20 guys here. so you give them a price out of a government-approved pricing list, and you go that way. so there's some cases the government doesn't have time to bid it out. but we, we won business because we were ready and because we tried to anticipate what the next demand was going to be. having a training facility certainly help
Dec 31, 2013 3:05pm EST
. hutchison on who shape texas. on c-span three, american history television. the of civil rights leaders share their memories of the civil rights era at 8:00 30. -- 8:30 p.m. >> as 2013 began a, the issue of gun violence was fresh on americans mind. the newton shootings had just happened in connecticut. over the next hour, on "year in review," a debate on gun violence and gun policy and we will start with january 16, 2013. he also talks about what his administration plans to do with the issue. >> i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. they are pretty representative of the messages that i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. a third grader, you can go ahead and ways. that's you. i feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. i love my country and i want everyone to be happy and safe. go ahead and wave, brad. we should learn from sandy hook. >> i'm not scared for my safety. i'm scared for others. i have four brothers and sisters and i would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them. these are
Jan 3, 2014 4:00pm PST
has violated a civil rights of her family. earlier the coroner issued a death certificate for the 13-year-old z a different judge said her mother can remove her daughter from the hospital if she assumes responsibility for her afterwards. >> reporter: this hearing is now in it's fifth hour, here at federal court in oakland. this is the complaint the family attorney filed over the civil rights of this family. and whether they have been violated in this case. he can ask for procedures to be performed on j jahi and more time. >> the mother of jahi mcmath can only bow her head in her hands. >> we agree to the stipulation. >> a superior court judge approved something this morning administrators saying they'd allow. the removal of jahi mcmath without additional surgical procedures. >> arrangements are being made. what we needed to know is that when the balls are in line, that we can move quickly. >> with a tuesday
Jan 4, 2014 9:00am PST
francisco chamber of commerce, the civil rights advocate such as all of us [speaker not understood] and lawyers committee for civil rights. we are also able to work with members of the small business commission, the apartment owners association and nonprofit affordable housing providers. even more miraculously, everyone is on board and in support. and even a couple of months ag i'm not sure i could have predicted such consensus around legislation that i expected to be much more controversial, but i really believe we were able to work together because we all believed in the final objective, which is that if you want an opportunity to work, you should be able to get your foot in the door and at least be able to explain yourself and have an opportunity to interview. and talk about how you have either rehabilitated or how your skill set is applicable to the job that you are applying for. ultimately, the question was mainly around the process. employers wanted something that wasn't overly burdensome, but allowed them to review candidates that may have had a conviction history, and those
Dec 30, 2013 9:00pm EST
were in a whole different place because the signed the 1964 civil rights bill in the summertime andthe south was up in arms mrs. johnson absolutely insisted the lady bird special through the south saying this is that it of the country am from, i am not going to write all gotsouth so they organized. i found just recently in my live in thence i house i grew up in, all of the advance work for the lady bird mother'sn my handwriting and she said -- she various places, we can't find a local politician to show up. the women who were wives of with them and my father, as the caller said, served as something of an emcee on the train but my mother told the gory that they would have to ahead because there were bombs were the way, there threats all along the way and not only was expblons -- train buton on the the johnson daughters and that's a lot of courage. reflections from linda, the daughter, who was part of the campaign then. this questionk when we're talking about her approach to politics and from a facebook viewer. david asking whether or not she political had a career in her own right if sh
Jan 1, 2014 8:00am PST
of the landmark 1965 voting rights act. the act was a crowning achievement of the civil rights movement and helped transform the south. >> reverend jesse jackson, let's begin with you. your reaction to the supreme court decision. pain.ource of deep my father came from world war ii. they did not have the right to vote. i marched in selma, alabama for the right to vote. trying to get mandela the right to vote. it hurt at that level. its resounding victory for marriage equality, supreme court ruled marriage same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits as instruct him in 1996 defense of marriage act. in addition, the court paved the way for same-sex marriages to resume in california. when the five to four decision on doma was announced, enormous cheer went up outside the courtroom and the crowd started chanting "doma is dead" as couples hugged and cried. the lead plaintiff in the case was an 84-year-old lesbian named edith windsor. >> children born today will grow up in a world without doma, and the same children who happen to be gay will be free to love and get married as thea and i did, but wi
FOX News
Jan 4, 2014 11:30am PST
with jesse jackson after the civil rights leader helped to secure his release. >>> plus, announcing a new bond buying program that could have a direct effect on your retirement program. we'll tell you what to do to make sure your investments are safe. >>> we begin with fox news weather alert, a bone-chilling polar vortex, creating extreme temperatures across much of the country. the mercury dropping to dangerous, record-breaking cold from the midwest to the northeast. wind chills could reach 70 below in some spots, that is right, 70. the frigid temperatures so rare they have not been seen in decades. boy, it is cold, isn't it? >> reporter: it is, gregg, but you know what? it is actually 20 degrees here in central park, which is warm considering what we have dealt with in the past 36 hours and what the nation will deal with in the next 38, the national weather service is really worried about bone-chilling temperatures and life-threatening wind chills that will span across much of the nation. i mean, we're talking about o-- some forecasters are calling this sporm ttorm the polar vort becaus
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 3:30pm EST
. by the time i got into the white house, i resolved that the civil rights commitment at home and the united states of america should be expanded on a global basis and i should be a champion of human right. >> so full circle back to celebrating the achievements and accomplishments in south africa. do americans have a right to be proud of the parole they played in ultimately -- of the role they played in the assention of nelson mandela in south africa? >> i would say after i had many talks with nelson mandela, i never heard him say that he was grateful to the united states. he was grateful to cuba, he was grateful to others that spoke up for him while he was still in prison. he was grateful to the people that condemned the apartheid regime. but i don't think that he felt that his freedom and the change that took place in south africa was attributable to the united states. when i first met nelson mandela the first thing he did was congratulate me on having a daughter, amy, who had been arrested three times in college, demonstrating against apartheid in south africa. but that was a transition p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 4:30am EST
fear and that aspiration at war with itself. and i was involved in the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement and the vietnam war, and the movement to get redress for the unconstitutional incarceration of japanese americans - all these other social and political issues, but i was silent on that. >> and then governor swarsen ager in california forced you to speak up. >> that's correct. at that time massachusetts had marriage equality through the judicial route. in california a precedent-setting thing happened. both house, the senate and the assembly passed the marriage equality bill, and all that was needed was the governor's siing, governor arnold swarzenegger who campaigned by being a friend of the glp community. he made statements like, "i worked with gays and les by -- less bians, some of my best friendsar gays and les bians", >> but he didn't sign it. >> he's a republican and has a conservative base. playing to that, he vetoed it. i was enraged. i was, together with brad at that time... >> brad is your partner. >> brad is your partner. >> yes. >> and you are marri
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 7:00pm EST
, that constant fear, and that aaspiration at war with itself, i was involved in the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement in the vietnam war and the movement to get redress for the unconstitutional incarceration of japanese americans. all these other social and political issues but i was silent on that. >> i'm john siegenthaler. thanks for watching this special edition of "talk to al jazeera". >> hello and welcome. i'm phil torres here to talk about innovations that can change lives. we're going to see the intersection of hardware and humanity and doing it in a unique way. a show about science by scientists. let's check out our hard core in other words. coaskosta grammatis. one of day the 3d printer will help save a little boy's nights. rachelle oldmixon, and lindsay
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Jan 6, 2014 1:00am EST
, and that aaspiration at war with itself, i was involved in the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement in the vietnam war and the movement to get redress for the unconstitutional incarceration of japanese americans. all these other social and political issues but i was silent on that. >> i'm john siegenthaler. thanks for watching this special edition of "talk to al jazeera". >> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonights exclusive report... >> from coast to coast... >> people selling fresh water for fracking... >> stories that have impact... >> we lost lives... >> that make a difference... >> senator, we were hoping we could ask you some questions about your legal problems... >> that open your world... >> it can be very dangerous... >> i hear gunshots... >> the bullet came right there through the widdow... >> it absolutely is a crisis... >> real reporting... >> what we do... >> america tonight, only on al jazeera america. >> hello and welcome. i'm phil torres here to talk about innovations that can change lives. we're going to see the intersection of hardware and humanity an
Jan 3, 2014 5:00pm PST
in oakland. this is the complaint the family attorney filed over the civil rights of this family. and whether they have been violated in this case. he can ask for procedures to be performed on j jahi and more time. >> the mother of jahi mcmath can only bow her head in her hands. >> we agree to the stipulation. >> a superior court judge approved something this morning administrators saying they'd allow. the removal of jahi mcmath without additional surgical procedures. >> arrangements are being made. what we needed to know is that when the balls are in line, that we can move quickly. >> with a tuesday deadline looming to remove her from a vent later the family and her attorney have been scrambling to get her moved to a long term care facility. they wanted the hospital to perform a tracheotomy on the brain dead teen. iet is our understanding that the coroner's office issued a death certificate. >> outside of court the attorney for childrens seems somewhat overwhoem whemed by thaul is led to this point. >> personally, it's horrible that this child died. it's also horrible that it's so difficult
Jan 1, 2014 12:30am PST
drooivenlg in preserving our history. outdoor a randolph was a civil rights legion and we mentioned nelson mandela earlier in line with our mission we continue to fight for jobs and freedom for our community. what we have pictured at the top where i have the youth r and people's 3 at the bottom future at the tape is me in 1992 i was at the ground breaking memorial it's its second latter to martin luther king junior and i was inspired to serve and i continue to do that day. although i started in 1992 i account to uc davis i worked in the lab before i decided to serve at the a randolph institute and they recruit me for several years i fought them hey, i wanted to go into the science i want to be a doctor one day but nov n
Jan 1, 2014 3:00am PST
the equipment but if their skills are good enough they, get civil rights. it's to be viewed and accepted by san francisco. very discriminating tastes san franciscans have bowl do better >> that's sort of a leading question. i know this is one other question i have i appreciate your approach to more fathers and building on site but another issue is front and center is transportation, you know, looking at the portable of the loads in the area that are somewhat stressed it's never too son to start figuring out a bolder approach to the transit issues we'll be facing can you talk about that it will be part of the eir if you could address that a little bit >> we got our traffic data this morning. one of the things we think this site is amazing and offering is transportation. obviously we're is cough of blocks from cal trains you'll get downtown in a couple of minutes. in terms of public transportation the infrastructure is there. the w ta i know that pooefrt albert the city has briefed you all on. in terms of the behavioral patterns we've got a lot of opportunity with tenant and resident and employ
Jan 3, 2014 1:30am PST
have a huge array of civil rights groups saying that going to the state board of ed before anybody has done anything and saying, all of this money and all of us who are advocates and every school district who is an advocate for local control and saying okay give us a chance to say or see how we are going to do this and have relied on the extremely expert testimony of our associations, like csba, and they have all been and everybody has said that they have been wonderful. but, i just think we should be prepared to go up there and maybe you, and deputy and superintendent lee or whatever and say here is what we are doing and let us do this, this is what is good about what is in the regulations and see what happens and trust us because that is what this is supposed to be and it will help the state board of ed to make a wise decision. >> yes? >> so, i am on a 6:00 flight tomorrow morning, to gay lord convention center in texas. truly excited i know. and so, anybody want to come? anybody? >> so i have been invited to the avid, blueprint on the success for our urban leaders convening to talk
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, every significant issue whether it was the economy, education, health care, civil rights and civil liberties, the environment, energy, gun safety you name it, infrastructure investment, all of those have come to a screeching hault because of the unbelievable gridlock that they are poison has caused and for me as a mom, i am a mom mom with twin 14-year-old and a 10-year-old. i have a lot of walls in the air and you know, i think so often we all hear politicians and i'm one of them, talk about the importance of any ring of issue being critical because we have to do what's right for the next generation. only i realize that that concept is not an abstract one for me. i have the next generation in the backseat of my car every day and course is a mom that makes sense. when you think about it, and i'm sure you don't realize this, i am counted. i'm one of eight women in congress with children younger than 10. now when we ask ourselves why the issues that are important to the next generation don't reach the top of the legislative agenda if there aren't moms with young kids just might have s
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